According to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), $133.9 billion of North American transborder freight was moved by all modes of transportation in September 2022, up 22.6% compared to the same month last year.
According to BTS, freight between the U.S. and Canada in September 2022 totaled $66.5 billion, up 22.3% from September 2021, with rail making up $9.2 billion of the total freight moved. Freight between the U.S. and Mexico totaled $67.4 billion, up 23.0% from September 2022, with rail making up $7.7 billion of the total.
Railways moved $16.9 billion of freight, up 14.9% compared to September 2021. The top three rail ports between U.S. and Canada include Port Huron, Mich.; Detroit, Mich.; and International Falls, Minn., with the top three commodities reported as vehicles/parts ($3.1 billion), mineral fuel ($0.9 billion) and wood products ($0.6 billion). The top three rail ports between the U.S. and Canada include Laredo, Tex.; Eagle Pass, Tex.; and Nogales, Ariz., with the top three commodities reported as vehicles/ports ($3.7 billion), computers/parts ($0.6 billion) and beverages ($0.4 billion).
According to BTS, trucks moved $81.9 billion of freight, up 19.4% compared to the same month last year.
Additionally, BTS reported that the value of oil increased by 17.6% in September 2022 compared to September 2021. Chicago, Port Huron and Minneapolis are the top pipeline connection regions for U.S. energy freight flows with Canada. El Paso, Hidalgo and Laredo are the top pipeline connection regions for the southern border.
The next release of transborder numbers are scheduled for January 5, 2023.